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Write more handwritten letters

9 Jul

Remember the sentiment of this Pinterest A-Z post? Last week I came across this appropriate print by Mary Kate McDevitt and have really enjoyed browsing her work. She’s one designer who definitely practices what she preaches!

I’ve always enjoyed messing around with my handwriting… adding my own little loops and twirls to the regulation joined-up writing we were taught at school was about as rebellious as I got during my early years! I love the idea that someone can build a career around a passion for writing and have the title ‘Illustrator and Letterer’ on their CV.

Mary Kate McDevitt lives in Portland, Oregon and mixes creating prints and cards for her Etsy shop with commissions for magazines, shops, restaurants and designing posters for events.

I often toy with the idea of making a blackboard wall / door / panel somewhere in Le Flat… I reckon I’d be much more inclined to go ahead if I could write like this!

{all Mary Kate McDevitt}

There are lots more examples of Mary Kate’s illustrations on her website and a selection of designs are for sale here on Etsy.

Tweet tweet!

3 Apr

Just a quick note to let you know I’m going to be making more effort with the whole social media thing, so I wanted to remind you that you can follow Decorator’s Notebook on Twitter. Be warned, there will probably be some wittering on about grey paint!

{Fleurografie at Etsy}

By way of illustration, I spotted this beautiful bird etching on Etsy – if you love it too you can find it (and other gorgeous prints by Fleurografie) here.

G is for Garlands

9 Dec

Traditional festive garlands made from foliage and berries are lovely, especially with a few scented cinnamon sticks and dried oranges added in. But this year I’ve been pinning all sorts of innovative contemporary garlands onto my Christmas board…

{Rosaliga via Pinterest}

{House to Home via Pinterest}

{Bookity via Pinterest}

{Cake via Pinterest}

{Palimpsestic via Pinterest}

Don’t forget, you’ll find loads more Christmas decorating and crafting ideas by following Decorator’s Notebook on Pinterest. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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